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An Explanation of Exclusionary Zoning

Before this exercise, I had no idea what the term “exclusionary zoning” meant. So the very first thing I decided do, in order to get a quick idea of what it was, was to do what any other “technology kid” … Continue reading Continue reading

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An Explanation of Exclusionary Zoning

Before this exercise, I had no idea what the term “exclusionary zoning” meant. So the very first thing I decided do, in order to get a quick idea of what it was, was to do what any other “technology kid” … Continue reading Continue reading

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Exclusionary Zoning: What it Means

In the Kirwan Institute’s report on opportunity mapping, a key phrase is used often to describe the poor distribution of opportunity in the state of Connecticut. This phrase is “exclusionary zoning.”  To better understand the phrase, we need to break … Continue reading Continue reading

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Exclusionary Zoning: What it Means

In the Kirwan Institute’s report on opportunity mapping, a key phrase is used often to describe the poor distribution of opportunity in the state of Connecticut. This phrase is “exclusionary zoning.”  To better understand the phrase, we need to break … Continue reading Continue reading

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Exclusionary Zoning

As I sat in my Organizing by Neighborhood class last week, the most important thing that I took from the lecture is that neighborhoods go through cycles. As we are examining the connections between housing and schooling in Cities, Schools … Continue reading Continue reading

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Exclusionary Zoning

There is a certain level of disbelief when learning about the blatant racism that has infiltrated and influenced housing policy in the United States. It seems unfathomable and too ludicrous to be true. Because it has been so aggressive and … Continue reading Continue reading

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Exclusionary Zoning Defined

When I first heard the term exclusionary zoning I didn’t know its exact meaning however just from the term itself I knew it had something to do with forming an exclusive group or section by means of zoning. After some … Continue reading Continue reading

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Exclusionary Zoning: What Is it and How Did it Come to Be?

Zoning is a common legal practice, exercised in America and other developed countries, implemented to control and appropriate land use on the grounds of certain regulations. Some guidelines specify government approved functions and utilizations of properties while others detail physical … Continue reading Continue reading

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Exclusionary Zoning

According to the West Hartford Zoning, by Robert Whitten, zoning is when a town is divided into different sections, and each section serves a different purpose. In West Hartford, for example, the town is broken into residence districts, business districts, … Continue reading Continue reading

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Exclusionary Zoning

Exclusionary zoning is a way of preventing those who come from different economic incomes from living with each other.  When I think of exclusionary zoning, my first vision is the children’s book The Big Orange Splot by Daniel Manus Pinkwater.  … Continue reading Continue reading

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Exclusionary Zoning

Exclusionary zoning is a way of preventing those who come from different economic incomes from living with each other.  When I think of exclusionary zoning, my first vision is the children’s book The Big Orange Splot by Daniel Manus Pinkwater.  … Continue reading Continue reading

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Geography of Opportunity

“Geography of Opportunity” On a nationwide level, there is a huge discrepancy in the level of “opportunities” that are available from neighborhood to neighborhood. In reality, depending on the neighborhood, city, region, or state, you live in, your quality of … Continue reading Continue reading

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Exclusionary Zoning Response

Zoning is a strategy used by towns in order to organize residential and corporate land areas. In order to ensure that the town does not become over-developed or cramped, developers utilize zoning strategies in order to organize their land and … Continue reading Continue reading

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Exclusionary Zoning: Unequal Opportunities

According to Whitten, a West Hartford City planning and zoning consultant in 1924, zoning is “the direction of building development along orderly and well-considered lines of city growth.” At this time, the Zoning Commission of West Hartford claimed that without … Continue reading Continue reading

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